21 July, 2023
Cats rattle top side
ALLANSFORD got within 13-points of defeating top side Merrivale last weekend.
Currently sitting sixth on the Warrnambool District League ladder and two games out of the five, the Cats appeared to have taken the Tigers by surprise in the opening term last Saturday.
The home side kicked five straight goals to take a two-point lead heading into the second quarter.
But the visitors upped the momentum in the second, adding two majors to the board to take a two-point lead going into the main break.
The third quarter belonged to the Tigers, who made good use of the ball in their forward line to kick 4.5 to the Cats’ 2.1.
Spectators were again treated to a tight battle in the final term, with the Cats bouncing back to add 2.2 while containing the visitors to 1.3.
Final scores were Merrivale 11.13.79 to Allansford 10.6.66.
For the Tigers, Jack Neave kicked three goals while Angus Campbell and Nathan Krepp both contributed two, and Matt Hausler, Tate Porte and Dylan Weir added one goal apiece.
Best for the victors were Jack Gleeson, Manny Sandow, Jayden Brooks, Tate Porter, Matt Hausler and Angus Campell.
Allansford was well served by Brady Coutts, Cooper Day, Bradley Edge, Robert Hare, Josh Kirkwood and Ben Lenehan.
Hare had a great day out in front of goals, booting six for the day, and was well supported by team-mates Cooper Day, Flynn Gleeson, Mitchell Gristede and Bradley Williams with one goal each.
In other Warrnambool District games last weekend, Panmure were big 163-point winners over Dennington, Nirranda defeated South Rovers by 85 points, Old Collegians went down to Russells Creek and Kolora Noorat defeated Timboon.
In round 15 matches tomorrow, Dennington will host Nirranda, Allansford will meet South Rovers at Walter Oval, Merrivale will host the Demons, Russells Creek will be home to Panmure and Old Collegians will travel to Noorat to take on the Power.